Spring 2022 Picture Schedule: TBD
3rd/4th Grade & 5th/6th Grade
The GRD Lacrosse program will focus on developing individual stick skills and basic understanding of the game. Demonstrating good sportsmanship and understanding the value of teamwork are also a point of focus. The number of teams will be determined by the number of registered players.
The 3rd/4th & 5th/6th grade boy’s lacrosse season will run from early March to the end of May. Practices will be held several evenings each week. Games (8-12 total) will be scheduled with teams in the greater Columbus area. The majority of the games will be on Sunday afternoons – this is a league rule. Travel to away games will be the parents’ responsibility. Parent Volunteers are needed for coaching, with the GHS Coaching Staff and Players providing additional support.
Equipment required includes (game jersey will be provided):
– Lacrosse stick
– Mouth guard
– Shoulder pads
– Elbow pads
– Rib protector (optional)
If you are new to lacrosse and would like to learn more about the game, the website for U.S. Lacrosse, is a great place to start
The Youth Rules and Best Practices Guidebook may also be helpful.
Middle School (7th/8th Grade)
League Season & Games
The Granville MS Boys Lacrosse Team participates in the Ohio Middle School Lacrosse Association (OMSLA) league. League information is available on the league Website at www.omsla.com.
The league’s outdoor spring season officially begins the last week in February and runs through mid-May. A state tournament is held over a weekend the third week of May.
Daily practices progress through Stick Drills, Position Drills, Half Field and Full Field work. Daily practices focus on skills – appropriate drills and training. It is important to continually develop strong fundamental skills. Players will often combine at the end of practice for full-field work and scrimmages.
Individual Growth & Development
The middle school lacrosse program will focus on developing strong individual lacrosse skills and understanding of the game. Demonstrating good sportsmanship and understanding the value of teamwork are also a point of focus.
MS sports are a time of transition for 7th and 8th grade boys. For many, lacrosse is a fun recreational sport and, for others, it is becoming a highly competitive team environment. While we strive to keep things fun, and understanding that each of these boys develops at their own unique pace and clock, this program will focus on developing more competitive players and more competitive teams.
At this level, the boys are expected to work on their individual growth and development outside of the daily practices. For any of these boys wanting to secure a spot on the team, be on a starting line in HS varsity, or have dreams of playing lacrosse in college, they must dedicate personal time to developing their fundamental stick skills. Those skills can only come from frequent repetition. They must be able to consistently throw accurate passes with their left and right hand. They must be able to consistently catch passes with their left and right hand. They must be able to protect the ball with an effective single-hand cradle in either hand.